The ICI 'confident' net survey will show in fall in absolute numbers

Why war on child labour in cocoa far from won

The rise in the incidence of child labour in west African cocoa production detailed in last week's report from Tulane University is a disapp...

The International Cocoa Initiative pointed to rising number of children attending school

Child labour in cocoa on rise but some see headway

The report from Tulane University into the use of child labour in cocoa production in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, published last week, revealed...

McDonald's to launch app in Q3

Foodservice focus July 2015: innovation, expansion

As busy global consumers feel they face ever tightening schedules, they are increasingly looking for out-of-home options for various eating...

Cheese among largest growth areas in Swiss organic market, according to Bio Suisse

US-Swiss deal latest sign of global organic trade

The equivalency deal on organic standards agreed between the US and Switzerland is the latest in a series of bi-lateral agreements bolsterin...

Cadbury owner Mondelez is expecting further margin opportunities for the remainder of 2015.

Pricing, productivity pay off for Mondelez

Actions taken on pricing and moves to improve productivity appear to be paying off for Mondelez International....

Kam Tai attributes success to health and quality focus

BRICs and beyond: Kam Tai's Chinese growth story

Last year, more than 400 local companies in Dongguan, a major manufacturing city in China's southerly Guangdong province, went bankrupt as C...


Analysis: Unilever's plan to grow global ice cream sales, margins 31 Jul 15

Unilever is the world's largest ice cream maker but the FMCG giant is not resting on its laurels. Kevin Havelock, president of refreshments, plans to grow Unilever's ice cream sales and margins ahead of the group average – while also gaining share of the global ice cream market. This will be achieved through a focus premiumisation, innovation and expanding out-of-home consumption across the world. Katy Askew reports.


Talking shop July 2015 – online dictates retailers' strategy 30 Jul 15

The rapid development of online retailing has long been a key part of the strategic direction of global food retailers. While the channel represents a growth spot in what can – in many markets – seem a sector struggling for sales growth, there is as yet no clear formula for profitably exploiting it. However, as this month's Talking shop round-up illustrates, a number of grocers are further investing in the channel.

Thought Leaders


Russia embargo may widen to non-EU European states

Dean Best | 5 Aug 15 Medvedev asked Russian government to review scope of sanctions

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister, has reportedly called on the country's government to study whether its import restrictions should be widened to non-EU member states that have backed Brussels' extension of sanctions against Moscow.


General Mills to close South Africa, Taiwan sites

Dean Best | 5 Aug 15 General Mills has also closed sites in North America

General Mills' moves to review its production network is to take in markets outside the US, with plans to shut plants in South Africa and Taiwan.


Saputo Q1 profits down

Dean Best | 5 Aug 15 Saputo hit by lower export prices

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has booked lower first-quarter sales and earnings, hit by lower selling prices in export markets and a decline in its domestic dairy ingredients sector.

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Indian lab finds Nestle's Maggi noodles "safe"

Meiji sales lifted by demand recovery

Kellogg announces push on artificial ingredients

More firms settle price rows with Germany's Real

Canada warns US over voluntary meat labelling plan

Kellogg posts Q2 sales beat but H1 results down

Natural Balance Foods investors mulling options

Controlling Marfrig shareholder may sell shares

Briefing: Interview: Gluten-free early-mover Mrs Crimble's plots future growth 31 Jul 15

Dean BestMrs Crimble's eyeing interest in healthier products with NPD

Mrs Crimble's was one of the clutch of brands Tesco listed when it set up a dedicated free-from fixture in the UK a decade go, a move seen as key to the early development of the category in the country. With gluten free now a crowded market, how can Mrs Crimble's continue to grow? Dean Best met with Gareth Toms, the company's international commercial director, to discuss its plans.


just the answer: Happy Family CEO Shazi Visram on baby and beyond 30 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaShazi Visram, CEO, Happy Family.

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.


The bitesize interview: Flapjacked rides on back of protein buzz 22 Jul 15

Hannah AbdullaFlapjacked co-founder, David Bacon.

US protein-based pancake mix maker Flapjacked has just launched its second product - muffins - to try to tap into growing demand for on-the-go protein products. Launched in 2012 by husband and wife team David and Jennifer Bacon in 2012, the company believes consumers do not just want protein but better-for-you products. Hannah Abdulla learns more.

Maggi crisis results in Q2 loss for Nestle India arm

Hannah Abdulla, just-food editorial team Hannah Abdulla | 29 Jul 15

After a particularly difficult quarter in India where it became the centre of the country's worst food scare in a decade, Nestle has reported a loss in its India business for the second quarter of the year.


Ex-Golden Wonder boss named Seabrook Crisps chairman

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 27 Jul 15

UK firm Seabrook Crisps, which last week announced a private equity-backed management buy-out at the business, has appointed Paul Monk, the former chief executive of Golden Wonder, as its new chairman.


PZ Cussons shines light on doing business in Greece

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 21 Jul 15

Food is a small part of the portfolio at PZ Cussons, the UK-based FMCG group better known for brands including Imperial Leather soap and Charles Worthington shampoo. However, the company is a major olive oil manufacturer in Greece and today (21 July) indicated how it is navigating the country's ailing economy.

How are food's giants performing in China?

How are food's giants performing in China?

The recent easing of China's economic growth has weighed on the local operations of some of the food industry's majors.

ConAgra to quit private label

ConAgra to quit private label

It is not even three years since the US group became the largest own-label business in the country through its acquisition of Ralcorp Holdings. Now ConAgra's new CEO has decided it is time to sell the under-pressure unit.

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

Sustainable sourcing: the latest developments

just-food looks at the sustainability of supply chains for four key commodities: palm oil, cocoa, soy and sugar.

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Nestle's Maggi noodles under scrutiny

Regulators in India have questioned the safety of Maggi noodles on sale in the country. Nestle has insisted the products are safe but have recalled the lines for fear of "consumer confusion". Now officials in Singapore and the UK are testing products on sale in their markets

Unilever Group in Packaged Food (World)

Unilever Group in Packaged Food (World)

In recent years, Unilever has disposed of several of its food brands, including Bertolli, Ragu and Slim Fast, prompting speculation that it could be preparing for the sales of its Foods business. While the recent divestments have improved Unilever’s profit margins, they have also led to a slowdown in sales growth, such as in oils and fats in North America and sauces in Asia Pacific. Unilever has shifted its focus to ice cream, which remains its biggest and most dynamic food segment... Read more

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